Director, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo
Rachel Sylvan is a sustainable business strategist and leader focused on integrating sustainability and corporate responsibility into the operation and culture of large-scale businesses. At Sodexo, she develops and manages a range of global and national initiatives to advance environmental sustainability, wellness, and women’s empowerment. She is a global lead on addressing gender-based violence in BSR’s “Business Action for Women” collaborative group, and she created Sodexo’s global commitment to small and diverse businesses, including a focus on sourcing from women entrepreneurs. She led the effort to promote health and well-being with the Partnership for a Healthier America. Sylvan also developed and led the first enterprise-wide sustainability function for U.S. Foods, leading to the creation of sustainable packaging, sustainable sourcing, and green transportation initiatives.